ITS SUNSHINE IN KERALA FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH TO MAY - ESCAPE THE RAVAGES OF WINTER FOR THE WARMER CLIMES OF KERALA.
What makes us different from the rest - well we think it is the ongoing service you receive from the moment your order is placed until the end of your holiday. Its also our comprehensive flexibility to meet the different requirements and needs of our holiday guests which sets us apart from the rest.
Kalam - The Plantation House is Registered with the Kerala Tourist Board as a Platinum Home Stay which is the highest grading awarded to Home Stays in India. The property lends itself to larger group holidays and possibly Corporate holidays who are looking for the exclusivety of a large country house with pool and gym and a tropical and landscaped fruit garden all to themselves. Added to this is the flexibility we can offer for interchanges at no extra cost for those groups wanting longer holidays where parts of the group can come and go over extended periods of time.
We believe your experience with us will compare and possibly exceed overall those provided by a 5* hotel. For example our prices are much lower, you have a personal Chef, an English Speaking Manager available 24/7, much more personal space and last but not least the House and its grounds are yours and yours alone - totally exclusive to you and your family and friends or holiday group.
If you enjoy chilling out - then this is the place to do it - the Indian countryside is magical - meeting the locals is a treat, and enjoying some great Indian curries with your favourate tipple is what holidaying is all about.
Kalam - The Plantation House is an old but beautifully restored
Kerala House. The Palakkad area is known as the rice bowl of India, the air is clean and clear and only the sound of bird songs can be heard. The house has teakwood beamed ceilings, netted windows to keep insects out, cool verandahs and everywhere is very secure. The house is some 5250sq ft of space. - All floors are tiled for coolness and personal comfort. The interior and immediate areas are always cooler as there is an abundance of shade in areas where shade is needed.
The Ensuite shower rooms are large and tiled throughout with modern fixtures and fittings
The boundary is gated and walled and secure and supervised 24/7.
Although we are in the country most things are available here and we will go out of our way to try and meet all your holiday aspirations.
In brief our prices include :- Full Board - your washing and ironing - flexible meal times - daily cleaning of your rooms - meet and greet with transport and staff help - also for your return journey.
expert catering by qualified Chef - Unobtrusive support 24/7 and exclusive use of a fabulous garden pool and a gym room. No electricity charges.
Solar Panels provide plenty of hot water for showers and there is electricity back-up when needed.
The whole house is kept spotlessly clean at all times. Furnished mainly in cane for leisure use.
Full telephone facilities are available - TV - DVD/CD - Computer - Wi-Fi - Good supply of books and games.
I am a retired Consultant Histopathologist living with my partner a retired Army Officer in the UK. I was educated privately in India, and qualified MBBS there. Then I did a Short Service Commission in the Indian Army as a Doctor before coming to the UK for my specialist training and where I have stayed ever since.
The both of us just fell in love with the beauty of the place. It has a magical charm - the house faces east and the morning sun slowly rising above the tree line provides an ambience which once experienced can never be forgotten. Likewise in the evenings with the sun going down - the birds coming for their welcome drink in a waterfall we have created - dusk brings another special ambience of stillness as one enjoys an evening drink by the poolside.
The house is over a 100 years old - beautifully restored and maintained, occasionally visited by its previous owners - their mango tree is still bearing fruit in the garden, Brahmas house and its stones are still where they were built and where the oil lamps glow each week - put there by our staff. The hens patrol the grounds with a couple of guineas.
The house overlooks the paddyfields and forest area. We have a high viewing area known as the Paddypura - (gateway to the paddyfields) - beautiful valley scenery. Very good security at the House and garden supervised by Staff.
Great for walking and photography and enjoying each others company in a very private garden setting with a pool on your doorstep to use whenever you want to - even night time when it is lit is also great fun.
High Season or Low Season our rates are FULLY INCLUSIVE with personal Chef and House Manager support throughout your stay - just read our REVIEWS of which we are justly proud to reassure yourselves of the kind of holiday we offer and the facilities available to you.
The Plantation House lends itself for holidays with family and friends or small groups up to 10 persons. Everyone is treated as an individual and their likes and dislikes we do our best to cater for.
Good local bus services are available, An inexpensive auto-rickshaw service and taxi service are also available on an on call basis for shopping/eating out etc
We Meet and Greet All our guests and return them to their departure point at the end of their holiday.
We are situated in the Indian countryside. The air is clean and fresh with no pollution and the only noise you will hear is the noise of the countryside - mainly bird song - mosque prayers - chatter of village children etc etc. No tooting horns from Indias busy traffic.
We have a beautiful filtered garden pool for all our guests in a 3 acre garden setting.
Enjoy beautiful morning and evening settings or sit under the verandah in a Kerala monsoon or in the pool is an experience not to be missed. May to Sep is the monsoon period.
We believe our FREE support services for our guests are unequaled in the holiday business. We can cover most of our guests administrative requirements IN HOUSE - from getting Toy train tickets for trips to Ooty, getting rail/flight tickets for trips within India. Hiring transport with driver for half day, 1 day or longer, organising day trip outings to see Dolphins (seasonal) and wildlife.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
HIGH SEASON FULLY INCLUSIVE
Jan 25 2014 - May 9 2014
LOW SEASON FULLY INCLUSIVE
May 10 2014 - Nov 1 2014
|Our rates are All Inclusive and the only exceptions are for Beer and Spirits which can be brought in at cost and the hire of transport, again at cost, for any trips out.
The deposit is non refundable. Full balance is refundable up to 15 days prior to the commencement of your holiday within 15 day - 50% is refundable. Holiday insurance is recommended.
Full payment for bed and breakfast Rate.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.